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Gardeners World- what's going on ?

Posted: 31/03/2017 at 23:08

Linda T - The thing about retiring is you wake up when you're ready too (or used to) and can roll over and go back to sleep if you feel like it.

I think we've had enough Barbados now.    Plants that grow easily there are not going to like UK latitudes or weather except in very sheltered gardens or maybe a conservatory not a luxury available to the majority of viewers I imagine.

Chris Baines is wonderful.    Good to see him back again.


Posted: 31/03/2017 at 16:02

Dead head those too.   They look unsightly left and you get a better flower the next year tho I know some people treat tulips as annuals as they often don't come back if the soil is a bit too heavy for them.   I grew species tulips quite happily in Belgium but the hybrids didn't ever come back.

Resurrected Ten

Posted: 31/03/2017 at 15:59

I like ironed sheets and duvet covers too but I have a wheeze.   Years ago when we both worked long hours I told OH he could only hog the big TV in the living room for hours on end of sport if he did all the ironing.   Still does it now.

Very restrained LB.   I try to restrict myself to plants I haven't got as seeds or in pots brought with us.  Gives me plenty of scope but I also have no new beds yet.   That will be fixed this coming week.

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 31/03/2017 at 15:55

48C!  Wow.  My new polytunnel has doors either end.  I can see they'll have to be left open a lot.

Just heard the first cuckoo of the year.   That's 26 days earlier than any in Belgium and 7 weeks earlier than last year when we had that cold, wet spring.   I'm off to cut some of the grass because dandelions and daisies are having a laugh and we won't have time tomorrow.

Clematis Montana 'Elizabeth'

Posted: 31/03/2017 at 12:08

You could ask a partner/father/brother/neighbour or another practical female to drill holes for you.

Seriously, a montana needs a lot more sturdy support than canes and net.

What about giving it to a friend and buying a smaller clem?

Last edited: 31 March 2017 12:09:12

Beechgrove is back!

Posted: 31/03/2017 at 11:27

They also repeat GW and other gardening progs early on Sundays.  Just set your recorder and watch at a convenient moment.

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 31/03/2017 at 09:53

Detour on the way home Chicky?  Or will you be in a rush to get home to your wheelbarrow?

Hope I can find a source of that stuff round here for the new fruit and veg patch now that chappy has smoothed out the chunks and dips.


Right, 3rd coffee drunk.  First wash load ready to hang up.  I'm off to get some jobs done.

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 31/03/2017 at 09:42

Have a good gardening day Marion.  I enjoy reading your "blog".

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 31/03/2017 at 09:39

Yes we are.  Maybe check diet for contributory factors?

Resurrected Ten

Posted: 31/03/2017 at 09:33

I do that to with my Geordie and Lancashire bits to keep Possum and OH on their toes and still have to translate.  She now tries to say "Put t'wood in th'ole" in her BBC English accent.  Hilarious.

OH is from Worcester and a girlfriend from his university days taught him to say barth and parth and so on so he has no Worcesterisms left.

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